A pretty girl working to care for her stepmother and stepsisters, a handsome prince who flirts with her in the marketplace, and an up-coming royal ball. Think you know how this story is going to end? Don't bet on it. Cinder is new Beijing's premier mechanic, which is why Prince Kai sought her out to fix his "tutor" android. What he doesn't tell her is this android holds secrets that may save him from a devastating marriage to the tyrannical lunar queen, who uses blackmail and brainwashing to get what she wants. What Cinder doesn't tell Prince Kai is that she is a cyborg, with a mysterious past. When Cinder uncovers information that Kai's life is in danger, she must become her own fairy godmother in order to save him. In doing so, she discovers secrets about her own past that may destroy her.
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take onthe Cinderella story.